The ketogenic diet is one that is very low on carbs but very high on fat. It works by reducing your carb intake and replacing it with fat. The ketogenic diet has been associated with lots of health benefits. These include lowering cholesterol, weight loss, and improving your serum triglycerides.
We all know what a process it can be to plan your diet properly. But diets like these can be challenging to do while making your family’s meals too. If you’re looking to kill two birds with one stone, we’ve got you covered.
Stay sure that you’re in a ketosis state with these 9 delicious keto-friendly family meals that everyone will enjoy.
Keto Family Meals
Below are simple family meals that you can prepare.
1. Mexican Shredded Beef
This is a family-friendly keto meal that is always a crowd-pleaser. It incorporates crowd favorites like bacon fats, barbecue seasoning, and, of course, beef roast.
You’ll need a large beef roast, big enough for the whole family, bacon fat – which you can replace with lard –, tomatoes, cauliflower rice, and seasoning of your choice.
The process itself is very simple – brown the meat in the bacon fat, then stew it for around 70 minutes. You can find a more detailed description here.
2. Naked Fried Chicken
The title says it all. This is a low carb fried chicken recipe guaranteed to be a hit. Who doesn’t like fried chicken?
All you’ll need is spices, baking powder, oil, and of course, your chicken. The recipe is a substitute for the double-frying method. To get that extra crispiness, you’ll bake your chicken before frying it. The spices are shaken over the final product. For a more detailed recipe, take a look at this walk-through.
3. Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken pot pie is a great addition to your keto family meal plan, especially during the colder months. As a one-dish meal, it’s also simple to create. This chicken pot pie recipe has a twist that involves baking cheese into the crust. Check it out for an interesting twist on a classic meal.
4. Taco Casserole
The cheesy low-carb taco casserole is going to be the kids’ new favorite comfort food once they taste it. It has a simple list of ingredients – ground beef, cheese, tomatoes, cauliflower rice – but it manages to pack a powerful punch.
5. Keto Chicken Casserole
Speaking of casseroles, why not try this keto chicken casserole recipe? This irresistible cheesy dish will make your whole family swoon with its amazing flavor profile. If you’re a fan of pesto, this is the casserole for you.
6. BBQ Chicken Meatza with Bacon
Pizza doesn’t always have to be a carb-party. With the BBQ Chicken Meatza recipe, you get to have the best of both worlds – low carbs and bacon. This recipe uses a chicken pizza crust to cut out the carbs.
7. Protein-noodle Low Carb Lasagna
The recipe uses chicken noodles – which is chicken sliced and layered like pasta – in this version of lasagne. If you the stacked flavors of sausage, onions, ricotta, parmesan, marinara, and mozzarella sound like a good deal, then this is the recipe for your family keto meals.
8. Keto Chicken Roasted Vegetables
Incorporating vegetables in your keto meal can sometimes be a hit or miss. In the case of this recipe, it’s a definite hit. This is also one of the keto fat bomb recipes.
Enjoy this quick and easy meal that you can throw together at a moment’s notice.
9. Low-Carb Baked Eggs
Eggs and beef are the perfect low-carb combination. This recipe is timeless – you can have it at breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Check out this easy walk-through on how to achieve it simply and quickly.
A Family that Diets Together Stays Together
These 9 simple recipes will help you stay on track and improve your family’s nutritional health.
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